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Cherrybrook Uniting Church
Cherrybrook Uniting Church - 1845 Church Building 22-07-2002 - Alan Patterson
Cherrybrook Uniting Church 00-00-2016 - Church Website - See Note.

Cherrybrook Uniting Church

Cherrybrook, NSW 2126

Church Information

Church Name: Cherrybrook Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Castle Hill Wesleyan Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 134 New Line Rd, Cherrybrook NSW 2126, Australia
Suburb: Cherrybrook
State: NSW
Postcode: 2126
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1845
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A stone on the original church building records: Wesleyan Church - 1845.

The foundation stones for the 1888 church were laid on 22/8/1888 by Mrs Schofield of Bondi and the Rev Carruthers of the Ryde Circuit. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

(Evening News - 23 August 1888)  (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS)  "New South Wales. A New Wesleyan Church. Parramatta, Thursday. — On Wednesday afternoon the foundation and memorial stones of the new Wesleyan Church on Dura Road, Castle Hill, were laid, one by Mrs. Schofield, of Bondi, who contributed £50, and the other by the Rev. Mr. Carruthers, superintending minister of Ryde circuit. The site is next the church erected is 1845, which will henceforth be used as a schoolroom."


Date Opened: 11-02-1846
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Cherrybrook Uniting Church buildings are located on land donated by John and May Pogson. The original building was the Wesleyan Chapel commenced in 1845 and opened on 11 Februay 1846 debt free. The current church building was opened on 26/1/1889. The cemetery surounds the original chapel and contains some pioneer graves dating from about 1846.1 

(The Sentinel - 19 February 1846)  "New Wesleyan Chapel. — Yesterday week a neat stone building, dedicated to the worship of Almighty God, and erected by the Contributors of the Wesleyan Methodists in the Parramatta District was opened, for the first time at Castle Hill." This is now part of the present church hall.

(The Cumberland Argus - 26 January 1889) "The new Wesleyan Church, Castle Hill, will be opened to-day with a luncheon and public meeting, commencing at 1 o'clock."

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 8/8/2020.

Note 1: Photograph attribution/source and for more of the church story see - http://www.cherrybrookuc.org.au/our-heritage
Last Updated: Saturday 8th August, 2020